Tuesday 6 February 2018
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

AIFST members and guests are invited to hear from Professor Mike Briers AO, the founding CEO of the Food Agility CRC.

The vision of the Food Agility CRC is to empower Australia's food industry to grow its comparative advantage through digital transformation.

    The Food Agility CRC brings together 54 participants from food, technology and research sectors and will integrate the agile culture and processes of the digital economy through a whole-of-value-chain lens for fresh and processed food. Food Agility CRC has set out to develop and use digital technologies for sharing data to build brand, markets, jobs and exports across the food value chain so that:

    • producers can capture value by responding to rapidly changing consumer preferences
    • exceptional quality and food safety records can drive brands
    • environmentally and socially sustainable practices are driven by data
    • reduced risks incentivise investment
    • a digitally capable workforce drives productivity and higher margins
    • trans-disciplinary research solves business problems and
    • industry can access social media and consumer preference market insights.

    Professor Brier's will present his updated insights and examine and discuss the Food Agility CRC four strategic areas:

    • Producing the right thing
    • Leveraging brand 'Australia'
    • Accessing finance
    • Building a future workforce


    Ticket prices

    AIFST members: $10

    AIFST student/graduate members: $5

    Non-member: $20

    Not a member? Join online today for access to discounted ticket prices plus other member benefits.